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Labour onset and early labour. An exploration of first-time mothers’ and midwives’ experiences
(The University of Bergen, 2011-10-28)
This dissertation is about how women experience waiting for the onset of labour, and how first-time mothers and midwives communicate during the early phases of labour. Most women in Norway give birth in public hospitals, ...
Faecal calprotectin concentrations in apparently healthy children aged 0-12 years in urban Kampala, Uganda: a community-based survey
(BioMed Central, 2011-02-02)
Background: Calprotectin is a calcium and zinc binding protein, abundant in neutrophils and is extremely stable in faeces. Faecal calprotectin is used as a non-specific marker for gastrointestinal inflammation. It has a ...
Endometrial carcinoma; can biomarkers aid in the prediction of aggressive disease? A study with focus on preoperative tumour markers
(The University of Bergen, 2012-05-04)
Background: Although endometrial cancer in general has a good prognosis, 15-20% recurs. Surgery is the main treatment with lymph node sampling increasingly advocated as compulsory for adequate staging. In metastatic ...
Neuroborreliosis in children: Epidemiological and clinical aspects
(The University of Bergen, 2012-06-08)
Background: Lyme borreliosis (LB) caused by the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato (Bbsl) is the most common tick transmitted infection in Europe. LB is a multi systemic infection that develops when the bacteria ...
Functional level after Traumatic Brain Injury
(The University of Bergen, 2012-02-03)
Objectives: The objectives of the thesis were to describe the functional level (papers I and II) and self awareness of functional deficits (paper III) after moderate and severe Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), and to ...
Implementation of safety checklists in medicine. Not as simple as it sounds
(The University of Bergen, 2012-01-19)
Background Adverse events are documented to affect more than one in 25 hospital patients. Medical mishaps and errors are rarely the result of incompetence, poor motivation or negligence but challenges on social and ...
Health related quality of life after extremely preterm birth: a matched controlled cohort study
(BioMed Central, 2010-05-23)
Background: The majority of infants born before the last trimester now grow up. However, knowledge on subsequent health related quality of life (HRQoL) is scarce. We therefore aimed to compare HRQoL in children born ...
Epidemiological aspects of Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injuries. A population-based study in Norway
(The University of Bergen, 2012-03-16)
Aims: Obstetric anal sphincter injuries (OASIS) are serious complications of vaginal childbirth and may result in severe consequences such as dyspareunia, anal- and urinary incontinence. In Norway and other Scandinavian ...
Structural brain MRI and cognition in newly diagnosed Parkinson’s disease
(The University of Bergen, 2010-11-12)
Background: Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a common progressive neurodegenerative disorder mainly affecting the elderly. Previously regarded a pure motor disease, PD is now considered a multisystem brain disease with various ...
Genetic associations in myasthenia gravis. Implications for pathogenesis
(The University of Bergen, 2010-11-11)